WAW-6B0454: Roman cosmetic pestle

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COSMETIC PESTLE

Unique ID: WAW-6B0454

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A cast, copper alloy cosmetic pestle from a Late Iron Age or Romano-British cosmetic pestle and mortar set, dating from 100 BC - 400 AD though the main period of use seems to have been in the 1st and 2nd century. It is broadly crescent shaped in plan with a single loop at one end. The loop is incomplete due to an old break. The pestle is roughly oval in cross section and is pitted, it is heavily worn towards the loop.

The pestle is 57.75mm in length, 15.9mm in width, 5.05mm thick and weighs 7.2 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 57.75 mm
Width: 15.9 mm
Thickness: 5.05 mm
Weight: 7.2 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4284

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Colwall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7341
Four figure Latitude: 52.066708
Four figure longitude: -2.395284
1:25K map: SO7341
1:10K map: SO74SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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